A backflow course specifies the outcomes required to test, commission and maintain hot and/or heated water temperature control devices, including thermostatic mixing valves in water services.
This skill associated with a backflow course for hot water systems include preparing for work, Identification of testing and commissioning requirements, physical testing and commissioning of devices, maintenance of devices and completion of work finalisation processes.
Must hold a valid white card issued by workcover and must have a Cert III in Plumbing or a Cert IV in Plumbing and services
To be eligible to undertake a backflow course offered by any provider, attendees must submit electronic copies of the following:
White card (JP Certified) - 25 points (Compulsory)
100 points of ID (JP Certified). choose from:
Passport - 70 points
Medicare - 25 points
License - 40 points
Birth Certificate - 70 points
Attendees must bring the following to class:
Safety glasses, safety boots
Basic hand tools (For disconnecting/reconnecting RPZ/TMV) eg. Footprints, multi-grips, larger style adjustable spanner, flat-head screwdriver (reg/sml).
Socket set (RPZ)
Teflon tape (water)
Plumbers who are looking to for new opportunities or to advance their career can consider completing the following Nationally Accredited backflow prevention courses:
1) CPCPWT4022A - Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices
2) CPCPWT4023A - Commission and maintain hot and heated water temperature control devices
Individuals would have completed either of the following prerequisites:
- CPC32420 - Certificate III in Plumbing or
- CPC40920 - Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services
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CPCPWT4023A is a nationally recognised unit of competency as governed by national regulators (ASQA) that focuses on commissioning and maintaining hot and heated water temperature control devices, ensuring safe water supply and backflow prevention.
Individuals who can demonstrate their existing competence and experience in commissioning and maintaining hot and heated water temperature control devices may be eligible for RPL offered by a RPL provider that offers a backflow course.
The RPL process for a backflow course involves assessing your skills, knowledge & experience related to hot and heated water temperature control devices. The RPL provider that you choose will evaluate your evidence and determine your eligibility for certification.
RPL allows you to fast-track your certification by recognising your existing skills. It saves time and effort by focusing on assessing your competency rather than repeating training you have already mastered.
Yes, a CPCPWT4023A backflow course offered by any training or RPL organisation is a nationally recognised unit of competency in Australia and is governed and regulated by ASQA. It aligns with the requirements of the plumbing industry and regulatory standards.
The duration of the RPL process may vary depending on the RPL provider you select and your individual circumstances and the evidence you provide. It typically involves an assessment of your skills and may require additional documentation.
Absolutely. In fact, that's the main reason people complete their backflow course. Completing CPCPWT4023A and obtaining certification can open up opportunities for career advancement in plumbing, water supply authorities or related industries, showcasing your expertise in hot and heated water temperature control.